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Topic: Need Help with Dying fabric- Would like to dye polyester Fleece Green  (Read 2067 times)
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« on: July 24, 2009 02:28:58 AM »

So I have been on a search to find green polyester fleece, and let me tell you it's been hard to find on this tiny little island. This is the first time I envy mainland stores. I've always thought Hawaii has pretty much everything the mainland has, but when it comes to good crafting supplies we are in need of some help. Wal-Mart carries an abundant stock of the solid red fleece, but I have check the 2 out of 4 Wal-Marts on the Island and have yet to find green. I called Fabric Mart in Kaneohe and asked if they have green and was told they only have lime green and olive green, which will just not do for Luigi lovers. ;(  I even went to a large wholesale warehouse full of rolls and rolls of fabric, still nothing!  I managed to find a yard of dark forest green fleece in the scraps section, and decided to purchase it since it's been the closest I have come to green and  my little brother has been requesting a hat for sometime now. Ever since his older brother received my first Mario hat he NEEDS Luigi because Luigi's Mario's brother! Well I'm sure dark green will suffice for my 3 year old little brother. But I don't think it will be added to my etsy store. Sad  So my search for green polyester fleece continues. Back to the yellow pages to search for more fabric stores. I've also been contemplating buying white polyester fleece and dying the material myself, but I have no experience with dyes. If anyone is good with do it yourself dyeing fabrics at home please let me know. Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009 01:32:54 PM »

Dying polyester isn't easy. It's an unnatural fiber and will only take a very specific kind of dye that isn't the easiest to work with. I wouldn't recommend trying, especially with fleece. Have you looked at online stores (fabric.com or denver fabrics for instance) for the color you need? Some even have swatches you can buy before committing to a lot of yardage.
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